Through consultations, we identified the first cases of diphtheria among migrants in Belgium, a disease that can be directly linked to precarious living conditions that is easily preventable through vaccination. As a result, our teams decided to launch a vaccination campaign to address the rising number of diphtheria cases among people squatting or living on the street.
We continue to run our humanitarian hub in Brussels, where we provide mental health consultations in collaboration with other NGOs. Patients needing more specialized care are invited to make an appointment with psychologists in our mental health clinic, which is located next door.
In addition, MSF outreach teams assist people experiencing homelessness and migrants living in shelters or squatting by providing medical consultations, health promotion, and infection prevention and control activities.